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VSF-Belgium LESP Policy Advisor Job Advertisement in Juba, South Sudan

VSF-Belgium is a recognized developmental International NGO founded in 1995 working with disadvantaged communities to increase their standards of living, improve food security and livelihood sustainability through improved animal health and animal production.

In East Africa, our programmes focus on community based animal health services, capacity building of local institutions and governments, conflict mitigation and sustainable natural resource management.

Position Title: 
LESP Policy Advisor
Duty Station: Juba, South Sudan

Duration: 1 Year renewable
Deadline for Application: 9th September 2010
Availability: September 2010


The LESP Policy Advisor will assist the LESP Technical Advisor in day to day activities and standing in for the Technical Advisor during his/her absence and coordinate the implementation of the LESP Project in Juba, Southern Sudan.

This will involve provision of strategic leadership and management; ensuring that MARF is supported in addressing policy challenges in line with agreed time frames. The LESP Policy Advisor reports to the LESP Technical Advisor, Southern Sudan.


1. Assist the Technical Advisor in :-
  • Budgeting and reporting on the utilization of LESP funds with inputs in line with EC procedures.
  • Preparation of annual work plans, budgets and reports.
  • Supporting policy formulation within MARF with special focus on integration of community animal health workers into the livestock disease surveillance system.
  • Support the timely submission of necessary reports and other documents to the donor in line with EC procedures.
  • The day to day implementation of project activities by MARF.
  • Coordination of the Animal Health forum in Southern Sudan.
  • Identification of short-term consultants
  • Supporting MARF in developing policies and strategies necessary for the establishment of a sustainable Epidemiosurveillance system for Southern Sudan
  • Ensuring sustainability of LESP and the planning and setting aside of resources by MARF to achieve this.
  • Coordination with livestock stakeholders and other related livestock projects being implemented in South Sudan and state level.
2. Actively supporting MARF by integrating technical assistance within MARF to define its policy with special focus on:-
  • Effective veterinary service delivery, improving the links between the MARF headquarters and state veterinary units.
  • Performance management and monitoring implementation of policy decisions in line with set bench marks and time frame.
  • Integration of community animal health workers into the livestock disease surveillance system in order to secure a constant veterinary presence on the field.
  • Planning and establishment of the animal disease surveillance system, in line with the results of the current mission on the assessment and prioritization of important animal diseases.
Essential or Minimum Requirements

  • Qualification in Development studies / Business Administration / Public Administration or related field with post graduate degree or equivalent
Knowledge and experience
  • At least 10 years experience at management level.
  • Experience and knowledge of policy development and guidance.
  • Excellent managerial and coordination skills
  • Working experience with international agencies with good programme management skills.
  • Experience and expertise with institutional and capacity assessment, policy analysis and planning including in decentralized set ups.
  • Working experience in Sudan desirable
Skills & Competence
  • Financial and budgeting, formulation and tracking skills
  • Diplomacy, leadership and facilitation skills
  • Problem analysis and ability to identify and propose solutions to challenges
  • Vulnerability and stakeholder analysis
  • Training skills
  • Manage and motivate a (multicultural) team
  • Organizational, planning skills
  • Communication, reporting and presentation skills,
  • Ability to prepare and present technical material to audiences at all levels
  • Conversant with MS Suite applications
  • Identify him/herself with the mission, vision and values of VSF - B
  • Display intercultural sensitivity
  • Respect in dealing with others
  • Willingness to travel and work in remote field locations
  • Team player
  • Self motivated and positive outlook
  • Conflict sensitivity
Please send your application letter, CV and list of 3 references by e-mail (reference “LESP Policy Advisor”) on or before 9/09/2010 to

This vacancy is open to male and female candidates.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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